How can a Hindu President Lead the US?. Vivek Ramaswamy Responds..

Reportedly when an audience member present at the event held in the city of Des Moines, capital of Iowa, asked how a Hindu President would lead the United States, 38 year old biotech entrepreneur vivek Ramaswamy elaborated on the similarities rather than the differences.

On wednesday (local time), Ramaswamy, who was present at Des Moines’s Grand view University, told the audience member that even if he does not share the same religion as US’ founding fathers, he integrates certain aspects of his Hindu faith with Judeo-Christian values.

“I respectfully disagree. My faith teaches me that god puts each of us here for a purpose. That we have a moral duty to realize that purpose. That god works through us in different ways, but we’re still equal, because god resides in each of us,” Ramaswamy said in response. Ramaswamy said he learnt important lessons about faith when he was a student, reflecting on the time he spent studying in St. Xavier a Catholic high school in Cincinnati, in the US state of Ohio.

He, however, admitted that he is not the ideal candidate for promoting Christianity. “Would I be the best president to spread christianity through this country? I would not. I’d not be the best choice for that. But I also don’t think that that’s the job of the US president,” Ramaswamy said. “But will I stand for the Judeo-Christian values that this nation was founded on that I was raised in, even in the Hindu faith? Yes, I will. You’re darn right, I will. I think those are the same Judeo-Christian values that I learned at St. X,” he further added.

“I think it’s my responsibility to make faith and patriotism and family and hard work, cool again in this country, I think they’re pretty cool and I think that’s my job as your next president,” Ramaswamy said, pointing out that his faith is what is leading him on this presidential run.

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